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    C++ in websites?

    In wikipedia, i typed - Facebook.com and a page came, In that it was written- "Programmed in C++ and PHP". if it would be java and php i wouldn't be surprised, as java can be used for web programming as well. but c++? well, even if he made a program in c++ (by he, i mean Zuck). how did he incorporate it in his website?


    kindly help...

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    Probably some backend code called through PHP. Or CGI.

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    Facebook's PHP code is translated to C++ as an optimisation: HipHop for PHP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    PHP also allows you to write extensions which are modules loaded at runtime of the interpreter. These are generally written in C or C++. Here is an article which describes this

    DevZone Wrapping C++ Classes in a PHP Extension

    So basically you would end up with a PHP application where you can use your useful classes that you've written in C++ which are also compiled/optimised to run natively on the server.

    Also for option 2 you can use straight C++ to generate web pages. There's an interesting toolkit here which helps you do it: Wt, C++ Web Toolkit

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